The fruit is large and flattened, and the flesh is soft and sweet. Born in Mizuho City, Gifu Prefecture. Originally, it was a variety called Gosho-gaki that was cultivated in what is now Igura, Mizuho City, and it seems that it was called ‘Igura-gosho-gaki’ after the name of the place. It originated in Hatsue Ogura in Sunami (former name of a town in Motosu County, currently occupying the western part of Mizuho City) in the late Edo period. This raw tree died at the beginning of the Showa period. In Japan, it is a type of sweet persimmon that is gaining trust from consumers every year.
The area where the Kamiita Shipment Association is located is located in the north-central part of the Yoshinogawa Plain in the northeastern part of Tokushima Prefecture, and is a major production area for leaf indigo. When dyeing indigo, the leaves of a plant called Persicaria tinctoria are dried, fermented and aged to make compost. The town has the largest production volume in Japan. The unique alluvial fan is used for fruit trees, and the flat area is used for paddy rice, outdoor vegetables, and dairy farming, taking advantage of the fertile soil conditions.
Mt. Oyama belongs to the Sanuki Mountains, which is located on the prefectural border between Kawamata, Higashikagawa, Kagawa Prefecture, and Kanyake, Kamiita Town, Itano District, Tokushima Prefecture. An ancient temple said to be the oldest. It is a historic temple that serves as a temple for the 20 special sacred sites of Shikoku and the 36 sacred sites of Shikoku, as well as a number of other sacred sites. In addition to the Shikoku 88 sacred sites, there are many temples and historical sites called “Extra Pilgrimage Sites” that are closely related to Kobo Daishi. 20 temples in the four prefectures of Shikoku, which have a particularly strong connection, formed a group called “Twenty Exceptional Sacred Sites,” which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. The principal object of worship, Senju Kannon, is where Minamoto no Yoshitsune prayed for victory in the Battle of Yashima, and is also famous as a temple for good luck and matchmaking.
Kanyake: It seems that the decline of Ashiinaba Shrine has begun while the reclamation around Kaehime Shrine and the prosperity of the settlement progressed. The relationship between the two Shinto shrines can also be inferred from the “Sandaijitsuroku” from the end of the 9th century and the “Engishiki” record from the beginning of the 10th century. In 874 of Emperor Seiwa and in 879 of Emperor Yozei, the achievements of Ashiinaba-no-kami, who was promoted before Oasahiko-no-kami twice, seem to reflect the power of the powerful clans in the Kanyake district. However, 40 years later, he was defeated by Kaehime Shrine (Gankei 7, Fifth Rank, Upper) over the registration of the Engishiki Jinmyocho. There seems to be no doubt that there was a struggle for leadership among the local ruling class over the recommendation to Shikicho. There are various reasons why Ashiianaba stayed outside the ceremony, but one of the main reasons seems to be natural disasters, as symbolized by the article “Santosui” in the “Jinja Journal”. That is to say, the Ashiinaba-no-kami no Satomiya festival groups such as Jingu-ji Temple and the Oyama-cho district suffered damage and their power declined, while on the other hand, new powers that continued to prosper around Kae Hime Shrine at the edge of the fan got on with the times. Is it because